Imagine the possibilities

We have all heard the phrase “Dance like no-one is watching”.  Any of you out there that have seen me dance know that I take this to heart!  Not that I purposefully set out to be a somewhat discombobulated dance fiend, it just turned out that way.  My friends husband said that I am the only person he knows that the top half doesn’t seem to know what the bottom half is doing…should I be offended, or sign up for adult Irish Dancing, or better yet “clogging”! ?

I thought about all the other areas of life that we should heed this same advice, but substitute dancing for fashion, home decorating, art, architecture, cooking, ….etc.  How much more creative and inventive would we be if we explored our own inspirations, all the time?  I catch myself sometimes with a moment of judgement when I am about to wear/paint/sew… something a little unexpected.  The best feeling is when I do it anyway because it feels right. 

The next time you find yourself second guessing your own ability to create or are insecure as to how much of your true self to show to the world, stop!  Shake it off, dance it off if need be, but go ahead and pull out those aspects of yourself that want to be seen and heard.  The most inspiring people we come across don’t apologize for being themselves.

It is ART in its highest form, it is authentic and it is personified.

Just so that you know; I write like no one is reading.  Ha!  …and some days, that’s true!

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mud-pies, tattoos and grafitti

This is the beautiful latte art produced by a very talented barista(daughter Emily;),  at Coffeeco in Kingston.  Each and every latte is adorned by Coffeeco’s professionally trained barista with an imaginative, almost calligraphied manner.

Most of us would readily admit to being art-lovers.   Fine art on canvas, sculpture, glass, literature and our children’s finger-painting are all easy to embrace.

Other popular  forms of creative artistic expression could be interior design, billboards, blogging,  clothing, landscaping and cooking….

The above, all seem to me, to be easy to appreciate…but how do you feel about tattoos, multiple piercing’s, and graffiti?

Lets all take a look at what we include in our lives as art.  Can we expand our personal understanding, expression and support of art?  We don’t have to like everything presented, but I suggest that we at least respect the creative process involved in its expression…for ART’s sake!